Guys Read: Thriller

by Debbie Gonzales on October 30, 2011

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What do you get when a crazy guy like Jon Scieszka edits a collection of ten suspenseful, frightening, and occasional off-the wall short stories written by accomplished authors such as M. T. Anderson, Bruce Hale, Walter Dean Myers, and James Patterson? You get Guys Read: Thriller – guaranteed to “…thrill, chill, and have you so far on the edge of your seat that you’re actually on someone else’s.

Gripping tales of ghosts, ghouls, and the odd pirate will most certainly enthrall the most reluctant reader. Who could resist reading about ghost vision glasses, monster hunters, or a wish machine that conjures up the desires of the dead? Not this ReaderKid, I tell you. This book scared the be-jeebers out of me…in a deliciously devious way.

Recent studies suggest that a vast number of boys today are poor readers. Scieszka feels one reason for this troubling trend is that the subject matter being presented in schools is simply not interesting to the regular guy. In efforts to help boys become life-long readers, Jon has created a web-based literacy program called Guys Read. Access the Guys Read website and discover an incredible selection of books brimming with topics that guys like to read about starting with the knee-knocking, palm-sweating, big-time-scary Guys Read: Thriller…only if you dare.

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